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« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2005, 11:13:09 pm »
Argh, put the fact that the microphone (and mixer) is unusable on
the 6000 as my highest complaint at the moment.  I experimented with
creating /dev/dsp1 and /dev/mixer1, but they get erased on a reboot.
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« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2005, 01:33:35 pm »
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Currently and for the last 1.5 years i have been working fulltime on the pdaXrom project but that might not be the case for much longer due to cashflow problems

We need roughly $500 a month to pay all my bills and stay alive and pay for hardwarde/internet/site etc. - the $500 makes it possible for me to work fulltime on the project.  Usually each month we get a maximum total of $200 from donations and banner clicks - what normally happens is that Laze pays the difference up to the $500 we need each month to keep everything running. But due to problems with Lazes private economy he can't be paying this difference for the next 4-6 months at least.

So now we are left with two options:
1. We get more donations and banner clicks so the total amount each month reaches the $500. If each user that was active in the forum just donated like $10-20 it would be solved. I know some people donate but not as many that downloads the rom at least  Maybe we should make it so you could have a regular subscribtion for each month?

2. I go find a "real" job and thereby i would only me able to work like 1 hour on the pdaXrom project a day and that would not be good for the project. Yes we could find more developers but each time we have tried they work on the project for a week and then they lose interest - so we have decided that i stay the core developer and we have sub-developer making applets/programs etc for the rom.

I of course prefer option 1 so please, please help keep pdaXrom alive and donate today
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Why don't you sell your product ? Seems like you have something some people want, so why not get some venture capital an start a company. There is nothing wrong with making money writting software.
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« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2005, 01:53:11 pm »
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Why don't you sell your product ? Seems like you have something some people want, so why not get some venture capital an start a company. There is nothing wrong with making money writting software.

The OE guys seem to do it, not sure how much money they make though. That said, pdaXrom is way more useable that OZ seems to be.
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« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2005, 04:32:14 pm »
OE isn't sold--they ask for donations.

It is kinda hard to sell a linux system becuase the way the licenses work. Mostly what gets sold is a support package or something similar.  If you could make a linux system pay only, SuSE(novell) would have done it, I think.
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« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2005, 04:57:05 pm »
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The above link is to OE's success page. Perhaps they charged to help the people put it on some of their commercial projects?
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« Reply #80 on: August 30, 2005, 09:27:37 am »
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Link

The above link is to OE's success page. Perhaps they charged to help the people put it on some of their commercial projects?
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Please inform what the actual situation is beforing stating nonsense
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« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2005, 09:29:54 am »
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OE isn't sold--they ask for donations.

It is kinda hard to sell a linux system becuase the way the licenses work. Mostly what gets sold is a support package or something similar.  If you could make a linux system pay only, SuSE(novell) would have done it, I think.
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OE isn't a linux system, it's a build system, much like gentoo's portage. Please stop confusing OE and OZ
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« Reply #82 on: August 30, 2005, 10:42:27 am »
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Link

The above link is to OE's success page. Perhaps they charged to help the people put it on some of their commercial projects?
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Please inform what the actual situation is beforing stating nonsense
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« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2005, 10:59:10 am »
Hi there,

Just thought I'd revive this thread. With the proximity of the new release and the fact that a month has passed, I thought I'd donate again and encourage others, who wish to do so, to do so.
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« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2005, 07:02:00 am »
Omro... I agree...

I would like to remind everybody that i still don't have the fincally overbudget to pay the difference this month either - so please keep donating and the keep the project running. The next release is just around the corner is going to contain many bugfixes and updates.
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« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2005, 10:24:47 am »
What do you guys think of the bounty system?

People could request support for specific hardware or features, and put in a small monetary bounty for them.  Other people who want those drivers/features could contribute to the bounty as well.  Once the bounty gets to an amount that makes sense for the time involved ($/hour) the developers work on it.

I think it's a great system in theory, but working out the money details could be problematic.  Is the money in escrow until the bounty is accepted?  Until the development is complete?

I would definitely contribute toward a system with no power bugs, good networking support, and all the popular apps compiled for it and available from a GUI installer with good descriptions for each app.

I've got a 6000L, and every non-Sharp ROM/distro/whatever I've tried has had problems with power, or the network setup, or the display was screwed up, or *something*.
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« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2005, 01:08:41 pm »
Laze, my Paypal contribution seems to have gone to JeMi Web Design, is that correct?

Just that I would have expected to see the beneficiary as pdaxrom.org.

Edit.
Sorry, I have now noticed the text 'Money will be transferred to JeMi Web Design, who then transfers them to the pdaXrom team.' So all is well.
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« Reply #87 on: September 20, 2005, 02:15:16 pm »
+$200 from me.
that should make it at least $495 ...

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« Reply #88 on: October 06, 2005, 06:41:11 am »
Is it that time again?

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« Reply #89 on: October 07, 2005, 02:03:52 am »
Gondola,

being a member of the 6000l club, I share your frustration. I'd really like the power and xrandr/sdl resolution stuff sorted out in pdax.

On the other hand, they really have done an excellent job without being led around by us. The power issues are less serious in rc 11 than in 10... I just have charging going off randomly and a possible discharge while suspended (though that might have been from something in my pocket).
As much as I'd like my particular issues dealt with, I'm afraid that taking the fun out of it for the developers might kill the project as quickly as a lack of funds. So, I think  a bounty system setup outside the regular pdax funding channels might be a better thing to do, much as I fear it will be less effective for us 6k people.

I'll donate a little this month and hold my breath for the improved x-server.
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